Work On/Off Campus

Please note:

  • You must stop working on the day you no longer meet the eligibility requirements below (e.g., if you are no longer a full-time student during an academic session.)
  • You can only start working in Canada when your study program has started. You can’t work before you start your studies.
  • If your program has an coop/internship component, you cannot use your study permit authorization to work on/off campus to complete your coop/internship. You must apply for a seperate coop work permit.

Working on campus

You may work on UWindsor campus without a work permit if:

  • you are a full-time student at the University of Windsor
  • you have a valid study permit
  • your study permit has the remarks on it that you may accept employment on campus
  • you have a valid SIN number

Please check with the HR department at the University of Windsor to confirm the maximum hours students are allowed to work on campus.


Working off campus

International Students may work off-campus if

  • you are a full-time student at the University of Windsor
  • you have a valid study permit
  • you are enrolled in an UWindsor academic or professional program
  • your program is at least six month or more in duration and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate
  • your study permit has the remarks on it that you may accept employment off campus
  • you have a valid SIN number

If you meet all the requirements above, you may:

  • work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions 
  • work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

Please note that in order to work off-campus, you must maintain full-time status prior to and subsequent to the scheduled breaks. Scheduled breaks can’t be more than 4 consecutive months or back to back scheduled breaks. Scheduled breaks shall not be more than 5 months during each calendar year.


If your study permit doesn't allow you to work on and/off campus, and you have met all the eligibility requirements, you should apply to change the conditions of your study permit.